The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941 Page: 393
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old age. Of these patients Diamond Jim Brady of New York was
materially most grateful in that he built and endowed the James
Buchanan Brady Urological Institute which, under the wise
direction of Dr. Young, has made many notable contributions
A good part of the book is devoted to the major role which
Dr. Young has played in the development of urological surgery.
This section contains many admirable illustrations of operations
on the bladder, prostate and kidney by the well known medical
artist, William P. Didusch. However, one might question the
inclusion of this material at all. One can easily doubt the pro-
priety of including in a book to be read by the general public a
section on hermaphroditism with pictures of the external geni-
talia. One lay reviewer says "the doctor is not squeamish about
taking the reader right into the operating room." He does more
than this: he incites the interest of the morbidly curious.
During the World War Dr. Young was in France and ren-
dered particularly valuable service to the armies of England,
France, and the United States. With this clinical knowledge and
organizing ability to stand him well in hand, he attacked the
problem of venereal diseases which in all previous wars had
crippled so many soldiers, and worked out a plan which lowered
markedly the incidence of these diseases. He tells many stories
about his experiences in the army, and, indeed, interesting inci-
dents are interspersed throughout the book. Some of these are
delightful, some suggestive, some risque; all are well told.
The most readable portion of the book deals with the travels
of Dr. Young: hunting and fishing trips to many parts of
Canada and the United States, visits to out-of-the-way places
all over the world, the leper colony at Molokai, the harem of
the Sultan of Morocco, the tomb of Tutankhamen at Luxor,
air voyages and sea voyages with surgical operations on board
ship,-these fascinating experiences coupled with the incisive
comments of Dr. Young cannot but remind one of another
autobiography which appeared last year, that of William Lyon
The reviewer, as student and interne at Baltimore, recalls
Dr. Young as a man of charming manners, alert mentality,
great resourcefulness, and complete urbanity. His accomplish-
ments are most varied. His work is recognized wherever good
surgery is done. He is one of the most eminent urologists in
the world today. His name and his fame deserve to be empha-
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